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  • By MELISSA GRIFFITHS Morris News Service - Alaska JUNEAU — Southeast Alaska has been very successful in using Alaska Energy Authority funds for renewable energy projects — too successful if you ask some other regions. The authority runs a renewable energy fund that is m...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:45pm
  • NOME — If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world’s most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow in much of Alaska spurred organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to forge an untested route, utilizing the state’s extensive system of froz...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:45pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken said his department would meet Alaska’s budget challenges head on “by consolidating and creating efficiencies where possible” while “striving to have minimal impacts on core services.” Luiken’s remarks came during th...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:44pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly this week rejected the ordinance that would repeal the nine-month sales tax exemption on groceries. However, the issue is not completely off the table.  During Tuesday’s meeting, the assembly agreed to postpone voting down president Dale Bagley’s propose...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:44pm
  • The Alaska Board of Game voted to give Kenai Peninsula brown bears a bit more protection by lowering the cap on how many can be killed each year before the state shuts down the hunt. After hearing from federal Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers and biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:44pm
  • At first glance, the Anchor River seems remote and wild. After all, Anchor Point is small, even by Alaska standards, and the river’s headwater streams fan out into wetlands and the hilly hinterlands of the south peninsula. But the river’s valued fish runs are struggling, and for years observers ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:42pm
  • In an emotional change-of-plea and sentencing hearing at the Homer Courthouse on Thursday, a 2.5-year-old case involving a teenage drinking party incident that shocked Homer ended with two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Resetarits, pleading guilty to first-degree harassment of a 17-year-old boy passed...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:25pm
  • There is a green sandwich board sign propped by the sidewalk at 1044 East End Road with a short message: Brain Injury Support Group Meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If the sign is out, then at 1 p.m., Kathy Stingley will be inside waiting. Even if no one else shows up.  Stingley, who ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:24pm
  • In an emotional change-of-plea and sentencing hearing at the Homer Courthouse on Thursday, a 2.5-year-old case involving a teenage drinking party incident that shocked Homer ended with two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Resetarits, pleading guilty to first-degree harassment of a 17-year-old boy passed...

    Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:41pm
  • NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wednesday, March 25, at approximately 10:15 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time.    ...

    Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:36pm

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